name·​able | \ ˈnā-mə-bəl How to pronounce nameable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly namable

Definition of nameable

1 : worthy of being named : memorable
2 : capable of being named : identifiable

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not one nameable accomplishment in all of her years in the senate

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With every interesting flavor, there usually turn out to be three specific, nameable elements that create the mystery, and all the rest of that. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine," 14 May 2018 Until last year, Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry had carved out parallel careers as recognizable but not particularly nameable actors. Jeremy Egner, New York Times, "How Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry Finally Got Seats at the Emmy Table," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nameable

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nameable was in 1780

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